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Province identifies two more presumptive cases of COVID19

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: March 12, 2020 18:15

Total number of presumptive cases in Manitoba is now 3

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The Province and health officials have identified two more presumptive cases of COVID19.

Officials say two men in their 30's were both exposed to the virus through recent travel. 

Public health say they are still investigating the cases.

As for case number one, which was announced Thursday (Mar 12) morning, public health investigations are continuing. Initial information however indicates those who were on the flights listed below on March 7 and March 8 may have been exposed to COVID-19:

- Philippines Airlines flight PR 466 from Manila to Incheon, Korea - rows 48 to 54;
- Air Canada flight AC 0064 from Incheon, Korea to Vancouver International Airport - rows 30 to 36;
- Air Canada flight AC 8624 from Vancouver International Airport to Winnipeg - rows 24 to 29. 

People who may have been on these flights in the rows indicated above are asked to self-isolate and monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days since their last known contact or exposure.  For more information on self-isolation and self-monitoring, you can visit the website below.
If an individual develops a fever higher than 38 C (100.4 F), cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms at any time during the 14-day period, call Health Links-Info SantĂ© at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free), or call 911 if it is an emergency.  Be sure to advise health officials about your travel and/ or exposure history.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, all Manitobans have a role to play in slowing its spread and minimizing its impact on the health-care system and in communities. Health officials say good personal hygiene is a great way to help prevent the spread of the virus, also covering your cough, and staying home if you are sick.

The provincial government has developed social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Manitoba.  Information is being shared with key stakeholders about measures at government facilities including the Manitoba Legislative Building, the legislative building grounds and Memorial Park. 

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